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55 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1972)

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VOL. 55. NO, 1

America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
SEPTEMBER 22, 1972


Professor Cohen Sargent Names Kaplan
Travels to Korea To Mass. High Court
On Historic Visit

By David Cocke
In the aftermath of the cele-
brated Nixon visit to Peking an-
other important first visit took
place in an Asian country this
summer. Three reporters fol-
lowed by a university professor
and his family made the first
authorized visits by Americans
to the Democratic People's Re-
public of Korea since the Korean
The professor, Jerome Alan
Cohen of the Law School, and his
wife and three children were the
guests of the Korean Association
for Cultural Relations with For-
eign Countries and spent more
than 14 days on a carefully
guided tour of the DPRK.
Cohen was quick to point out his
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Chou En-Lai welcomes Cohen
to banquet in Peking.

By Daniel M. Taubman
Following in the footsteps of
former Harvard Law School pro-
fessors Oliver Wendell Holmes
and Robert Braucher, Benjamin
Kaplan was sworn in Wednesday
as an associate justice of the
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial
Kaplan, a 25-year veteran of
$1M Chair Given
In Japanese Law
The Law School received a
$1,000,000 gift yesterday from a
Japanese corporate group to es-
tablish a chair in Japanese legal
studies here.
Chujiro Fujino, president of
Mitsubishi Corporation of Tokyo,
formally presented the gift to
President Derek C. Bok and Dean
Albert M. Sacks on behalf of that
corporation at a luncheon cere-
mony   yesterday   attended  by
various Japanese and Harvard
According to Fujino, the pro-
fessorship will strengthen teach-
ing and research on Japan's
accomplishments in developing a
democratic legal system. The
grant will le used in the East
Asian Legal Studies program at
the Law School and will support
the work of a full-time professor.
No faculty member has yet
been selected to fill the newly
created chair.

the faculty, was given the oath
of office in the Pound Building of
the Law School by Massachu-

Justice Kaplan
setts Governor Francis Sargent,
who nominated Kaplan for the
judgeship in mid-August.
The 61-year-old graduate of
the City College of New York and
Columbia Law School will be-
come professor emeritus; he is
now Royall Professor of 'Law.
The al)pointment by Sargent, a
Republican, of Kaplan, a Demo-
crat, was called gratifying and
in some respects surprising by
Kaplan during an interview last
I'm not sanguine, Kaplan
said. I'm anticipating the work
and I'm eager to get going.
I'll be missing the boys and
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